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Man detained for derogatory Facebook post

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, Oct 16 - A man was detained by the police in West Jaintia Hills district for allegedly posting derogatory comments against a Catholic priest on his Facebook wall, a senior police officer said today. The man identified as Rimialson Daw was detained after a complaint was lodged against him for posting derogatory comments against Archbishop of Shillong Rev Dominic Jala on Monday night, SP Lakador Syiem said.

Jala died in a car accident in California recently. Daw was brought to the Jowai Police Station for questioning and later sent for medical examination as his relatives claimed he was mentally unstable, Syiem said.

The SP said investigation into the case was in progress even as Daw�s family members tendered a public apology on his behalf. According to his family members, Daw has been suffering from Schizophrenia. He was earlier arrested for posting derogatory remarks against a woman minister in 2013. � PTI

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